Ethan really picks at his food. It’s impossible to get him to eat a real meal. But he really loves bread.
Ethan said he was done with dinner tonight, and after a few more bites of his pasta, we said he could leave the table. Once we were all finished and sitting in the living room, we noticed Ethan had disappeared. We went back into the kitchen, and this is what we found.
The kid had gone and gotten several pieces of bread off the counter, stacked it on his plate, and was stuffing his face!
Friday night was our town’s annual “Festival of the Horse” parade. Emma and Ethan’s school had several floats in the parade, and they were supposed to be dressed up as princesses and knights in shining armor. Ethan wore his “Peter Pan” outfit because it was the only costume we had for him, but Emma (of course) had a princess gown.
And Aunt Paulie, Uncle Ben, and Cousin Mason arrived just in time for Paulie and Mason to jump onto the float as the parade was starting.
We tried to go to one of the local orchards today, but we didn’t get there until after they’d closed. So, we went to one of the elementary schools and played on the playground.
Ethan did his impression of the Six Million Dollar Boy.
Emma’s hair got a lot of static electricity from the slides.
We all had a great time.
American Greetings had their annual family picnic on Saturday. The kids were very excited to go to Daddy’s work. Since I have such a long commute, they were pretty road-weary by the time we got there. Emma said, “I’m so glad we’re finally at work!” I don’t think people hear that very often!
The kids had a great time on all the inflated stuff.
And, of course, Emma had to get her picture taken as a Care Bear.
It was a beautiful day! Thank you American Greetings!
We enrolled Ethan in the local YMCA’s Pee Wee Sports program this fall. Today was the first time they met.
They practiced catching the ball…
…throwing it back…
…pulling the flags…
…and getting a touchdown.
Ethan had a great time!
When he came off the field, he said, “I wanna do it again!” We’re looking forward to next week.
While visiting my Aunt Lori and Uncle Bill on Sunday, we learned about Pink Arrow Pride. Lowell High School in Lowell, Michigan, has one football game each year where they are the “Lowell Pink Arrows” instead of the “Lowell Red Arrows.” The players each wear a pink jersey in the game. They auction off the jerseys, the winning bidder’s name is put on the back of their jersey, and they get to keep the jersey after the game. They also sell T-shirts for the crowd to wear. All the proceeds go to the fight against cancer.
I thought it was an incredible idea. What spirit this school has!
My Aunt Lori got a jersey in memory of my Uncle Bill’s father (Walt Ingraham) and her father, my grandfather, “Papa.” We will be thinking about them tonight.
Good luck to Ryan Olep, #6, who will be wearing the Ingraham jersey. And…GO PINK ARROWS!